- Its not as difficult as you think to travel with medical oxygen
- Now we may be biased but with over 20 years experience here at OxygenWorldwide we can help organise this for your holiday
- If travelling abroad by train, coach or car then as long as you plan ahead any mode of transport is possible
- First speak with your doctor to make sure you are fit to travel especially as some airlines will want to know if you are certified Fit to Fly
- Plan how long you will be abroad for as this will determine how much medical oxygen you will need to pre-book in advance along with some spare (just in case)
- Make sure you take all your required medications with you
- Lastly enjoy your holiday and relax and explore
Our blog articles are normally here to help give advice and tips for those travelling with medical oxygen and today we want to show you how we have been experts in this field for over 20 years.
This is what we do:
- OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen delivery worldwide for oxygen users on holiday or staying abroad for a longer period of time, also in case of a tour through several countries.
- All OxygenWorldwide employees are multilingual. Our customer service staff speaks five languages.
- OxygenWorldwide arranges oxygen at home after hospital discharge.
- OxygenWorldwide delivers liquid oxygen (LOX), cylinders and (portable) concentrators.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
The European Lung Association show us the The Hypoxic Challenge test, also known as a fit to fly test.
You breathe in air that has less oxygen than normally and the test monitors the results. The test will help decide if you need oxygen when you fly and then you can prepare to organise this for your next trip.
If you require medical oxygen for your next holiday let us know! Drop us an online enquiry here.
Before you arrange your holiday visit your GP or doctor to get a written letter stating that you are fit for travel.
Just give yourself plenty of time prior to your trip to arrange everything you need for your oxygen supply when going abroad for your holidays. Make sure you let your accommodation hosts or company know that you will be having a delivery of medical oxygen on your stay dates.
Contact OxygenWorldwide for all your oxygen needs for at your destination. The team can provide you will quotes and arrange everything medical oxygen wise for you for your stay.
Heat and hot weather may cause asthma symptoms to flare up but as long as you plan and keep it under control summer can be enjoyed and be great for you!
All the usual triggers associated with summer time will try to dampen your holiday spirits such as increased pollen levels, rising temperatures and pollution particles.
As long as you make sure to:
- Plan ahead with checking weather reports and making sure you pack all your medical essentials
- Check pollen counts this will help plan indoor vs outdoor activities
- Stay Cool in the shade, wear a hat and stay indoors to prevent from overheating
- Keep hydrated with plenty of fluids especially during the daytime when the sun is at its hottest
Now remember to pack your sunglasses and know you can relax and enjoy your summer time.
You can still travel the world, even when you need medical oxygen too. If you need oxygen for your holiday here are some popular questions you may be wondering:
- Can you travel abroad with oxygen? If you need oxygen on your holiday, you will need to arrange oxygen at your destination before you travel. Contact OxygenWorldwide for quotes.
- Can I take oxygen on a plane? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow travellers to carry their own oxygen aboard aircraft. You are advised that a Department of Transportation approved battery-powered portable oxygen concentrator is ok to use.
- How much is a portable oxygen concentrator? Buying your own is expensive but to use whilst on holiday prices do vary but using experienced OyxgenWorlwide can obtain competitive quotes and have the knowledge of many locations across the globe.
- How do you travel abroad with oxygen? Contact the airline you are travelling with first, make sure you have your prescription and also any doctors notes to take with you. Prepare and plan your requirements needed for the duration of the trip. Use OxygenWorldwide as the 24 hours service whilst on your trip allows for that extra care needed when abroad and possibly not your native language.
I need oxygen for my holiday you ask! Here are some tops things to remember to include when obtaining a quote for your next trip with medical oxygen.
- Your chosen destination with your start and end dates for your holiday. Some countries may not be as easy to deliver to or in particular seasons but view our list here
- Contact details including address and telephone number of the holiday destination
- Name of the person accepting the delivery of the equipment
- The type of oxygen equipment you would require
- Your maximum oxygen usage in litres per minute and hours per day to calculate how much you will need
To send OxygenWorldwide team all the necessary information when travelling with oxygen use our Oxygen Request Form which will provide us with all the essential details we need in order to process an accurate quote for you for your holiday.
So you want to go away and as you know we are always giving helpful advice on travelling with medical oxygen. In our blog today we want to highlight our ‘Editor Picks’ that we have seen as the best places to travel to when you have to bring medical oxygen as a companion too.
It can be difficult to even choose where to go to for a holiday but you want to be able to have a stress free journey and use of oxygen whilst on vacation.
Malaga, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Tenerife and Mallorca
Rome, Venice, Milan
Various coastal destinations
Disneyland in Orlando
Istanbul, Antalya, Marmaris, Side, Alanya
Hope our top 5 popular travel destinations have inspired you to plan your next trip with oxygen. Please do speak to one of our experienced team members to help advise, quote and assist you on your travel plans today.
Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.
Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:
- It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
- Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
- Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
- Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.
If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information
Its that time of year when the summer vacation or trip across the waters is much closer that planning can commence! With research on things to do, places to see and the final itinerary those who travel with oxygen also have a checklist that cannot be left unplanned.
Here is our top 5 quick tips for those travelling with oxygen:
- It is always best to plan as far in advance as possible at least 2 months prior to your holiday. This will allow you enough time to organise oxygen at the destination plus plan and confirm any documentation you may need from your GP.
- Check temperature levels of your holiday destination so you can pack appropriate clothing. If hot make sure you keep yourself cool with a sun hat and if cold make sure you pack lots of layers to warm yourself up.
- Plan according to your mode of transport whether this is car, train, or plane. Each mode of transport has rules whilst travelling. Especially air travel you may need to obtain ‘fitness to fly’ certificate.
- Check that you have the correct volumes and amount of oxygen to last the duration of your holiday – if you are unsure then speak with your oxygen company to check and confirm.
- Consider any allergies you have and medications you take. If you are allergic to feathers, ask the hotel if anti-allergy bedding, pillows may be available and also make a note of your medication just in case you happen to fall ill on holiday.
Our experienced and friendly team can answer your questions, queries on getting oxygen and travelling with oxygen in many languages. Do give them a call on email or online enquiry here they will be happy to help!